What is a Spotlight Course:

The Spotlight courses are short and comprehensive educational programmes, ranging from 1-3 days. The programme focuses on a specific innovation or transition challenge – and aims to increase specific competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes) for climate innovation. Key questions of the courses shall thereby be:

  • How to overcome specific barriers of climate innovations?
  • How to structure and manage climate innovations?
  • What are existing solutions / alternatives? How can I adapt them to my context?

The thematical focus will be in the context of the four Climate-KIC themes, namely “Urban Transitions”, “Sustainable Production Systems”, “Decision Metrics and Finance” and “Sustainable Land Use” – or a more generic/ cross sectoral topic on climate innovation. The exact design and thematically focus may vary from course to course based on the partners offer and Climate-KIC’s priorities. All trainings entail a combination of theoretical knowledge and real-life cases and challenges. If applicable the courses are supported by online modules.

What is the objective?

Climate-KIC Professional education courses are international, stimulating and practitioner-oriented. Main skills and competencies trained within our Professional Education Programmes seek to enable practitioners to think outside the box, and create new climate innovative solutions to own or peer’s challenges.

In detail, the courses shall address the following:

  • To generate the competencies needed to manage entrepreneurship for a climate friendly development in their respective sector.
  • Give an overview of existing alternatives to structures, solutions and technologies and enable participants to adapt them to their context and thus avoid duplicating efforts.
  • To deliver competency development for managing and scaling (systemic) innovation– including multi-stakeholder management and trans-disciplinary communication.

Courses will be held in English and usually focus on a European or International level.


  • 29 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
  • Budapest - Budapest, Király utca 26, Ungarn

Coming soon:

Circular economy Italy – sustainable and renewable energy use in Bologna, Italy

Step Into Innovation in Valencia, Spain



Who can apply?

  • Courses are generally open to all professionals. Proficiency in English is required. Eligible fee paying participants will then be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis.

Why are all courses in English?

  • Our courses target an European wide audience. Therefore all Climate-KIC workshops are in English to enable participants from a wide range of countries to take part in the courses.

  • A good proficiency in English is therefore critical for the successful participation.

How to apply?

  • Application will be facilitated through the respective course pages, where applicants can register by filling in an online application form.

  • By clicking „Pay Now“ you will automatically be forwarded to Stripe Payments Europe Limited, an authorised electronic money institution regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority

  • After payment you will receive an automatically generated confirmation and an invoice via e-mail to you or your respective company

  • Shortly after you will also receive an e-ticket to confirm your attendance

  • Climate-KIC and it’s partners will get in touch with you ahead of the course dates by sending through a welcome mail with additional information

  • Please be aware that you have to arrange travel and accommodation independently.

  • In case of cancellation of your participation or the course, Climate-KIC can only reimburse course fees. Costs for travels or accommodation cannot be reimbursed.

Costs and Financing

  • Course fees range between 400-2000 Euro depending on the number of days.

  • A 50% discount on the regular fee is available for: Employees of public bodies, Climate-KIC partners, Employees of NGOs and Climate-KIC Alumni.

  • In case you apply for a discount, you will be asked to provide evidence that your employee falls under the above mentioned categories or that you took part in a Climate-KIC programme before.

What costs are covered by the course fees?

  • The course fees cover food during the workshop (lunch, coffee breaks), workshop material and site visits.